About Japan-America Society of Oregon | JASO

A non-profit membership organization, JASO members represent a diverse and broad base of the business, academic and public sectors in our community. Founded in 1907 by leaders in the Japanese business community, JASO is the third oldest society in the United States and the largest Japan-related organization in the State of Oregon. The Society has served as the center for anything and everything related to Japan in the State of Oregon for more than 100 years.



The programs and activities of the Japan-America Society of Oregon are designed to:

Raise the basic level of knowledge of JASO members and the people of this region (Oregon and SW Washington) about Japan and involve them in Japan-related activities.

Address and highlight issues of regional importance concerning U.S.-Japan relations involving JASO members, opinion leaders, the media and the general public.

Raise the basic level of knowledge of the Japanese residents of this region about America, helping them to understand American social and business culture, providing them with opportunities to interact with Americans and involving them in U.S.-Japan related activities.

Provide JASO members with information important to them about U.S.-Japan relations and give them the opportunity to network, exchange information and interact with American and Japanese members on an informal basis.